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Crucibulum laeve.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Common Bird's Nest, Tiegel-Teuerling
Crucibulum laeve Mushroom
Ref No: 7627
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Crucibulum vulgare Mushroom
Ref No: 7628
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Crucibulum laeve2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7629
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Funnel shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Crucibulum laeve (Huds.) Kamb. Tiegel-Teuerling Common Bird's Nest. Fruit body a small cup or goblet containing a number of small flattened "eggs." Cup 0.5-lcm high, 1cm across, tapered downward; yellow-ochre to tawny brown; outer surface velvety, inner surface pallid, smooth, and shiny; mouth at first covered with a densely hairy lid. Eggs 1.5mm across; white; attached to cup by long thin cord. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, 4-10 x 4-6µ. Habitat on decaying logs and twigs. Common. Found throughout most of North America. Season July-October. Not edible.

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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 01 August 2011

Photo, Dejan Stojanovic - DRAGON, Babusnica, Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 01 January 2011

Ostrzycki las.Kaszuby-Poland
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Jorge Jensen (United States) - 28 September 2010

These appeared on some cedar mulch.
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